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From ‘Louie’ to ‘Girls’: Our Picks for the 2014 Emmys

Tonight marks the 66th annual primetime Emmys, and as usual the award show will be a grab bag of love and hate, dishing out awards to those who have provided you with a year’s stock of binge-worthy television. Seth Meyers will host as we wait in anticipation for Breaking Bad and Louie to sweep the [...]

August 26, 2014 0
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Ice Bucket Madness as Bettered by Miu Miu Fall 2014

I’m used to ice. The feel of it on your butt as it seeps through your jeans when you slip over on the street trying to maneuver around with an enormous Sophie Hulme bag strapped to your arm in the mid-November rain, or the frosty looks you get from industry bigwigs. But alas, I am [...]

August 26, 2014 0
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10 Fashion Moments from the 2014 VMAs That Deserve Recognition

Image via Without the formality of a show like the Oscars, the VMA Awards allow our favorite stars a night of creativity and fun when it comes to red carpet fashions. We get everything from gorgeous and sexy, to misguided and batshit. Since the program is an awards show, here are my own fashion awards [...]

August 26, 2014 0
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23 Films to See This Week: Antonioni, Marker, Lubitsch + More

***MONDAY, AUGUST 25*** NORTHERN PURSUIT, Raoul WalshAnthology Film Archives This Raoul Walsh-Errol Flynn collaboration (one of seven films they would make together) was scripted by Alvah Bessie, who as a member of the Hollywood Ten would eventually be imprisoned for refusing to testify before HUAC. Bessie’s pre-blacklist career was anything but quiet though – he [...]

August 25, 2014 0
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Sinead O’Connor on ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss’ + Musicians As Heroes of Youth

The life of Sinead O’Connor has been told more times than one can count. The framework: A woman from Ireland, having suffered through a tremendously bleak childhood, discovered therapy in music and over the years honed her skills into various International successes, primarily the ever-popular rework of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 You.” Cut to a [...]

August 25, 2014 0
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Sexy French Singer Owlle Alights In New York

Perhaps it’s a European thing, all those somber songbirds with a penchant for dressing up their mournful meditations with alluring hooks and slinky grooves. Sweden gave us Lykke Li, England gifted us with Bat For Lashes…and from France comes another ornithologically monikered goddess of song, the strikingly flame-haired Owlle. She took Europa by storm with [...]

August 24, 2014 0
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Mint&Serf Celebrate New York’s Young and Restless

Photo by Mike Krim New York City graffiti duo Mint and Serf have curated a new show at Tribeca’s No Romance Galleries featuring four photographers who cast a youthful glimmer over to the gritty pallor of the downtown scene. Location is everything for PJ Monte, Mike Krim, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez, and Harry McNally. They comprise [...]

August 24, 2014 0
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The Bizarre Brilliance of Werner Herzog

I believe the common denominator of the Universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility and murder. Born in 1942, filmmaker Werner Herzog is a creature entirely of his own. Not only has he crafted an astounding oeuvre of work, but throughout the decades he’s been making films , has built up a mythos for himself [...]

August 23, 2014 0
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Watch a New Teaser for Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘Stray Dogs’

After seeing Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs at last year’s New York Film Festival, we noted that it was a “bleak urban endurance test whose silence allowed for reflection but conjured up only slight emotion in the absence of movement. The removed spacial silence conjured up the feeling of Stephen Shore’s Oregon billboard—except it’s raining and devoured [...]

August 23, 2014 0
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Glamorous Images From Mandarin Oriental’s LA Pop-Up Hotel

Photos by Stefanie Keenan We wrote last week about the Mandarin Oriental Las Vagas‘ secret two-day pop-up hotel happening at an undisclosed Hollywood location. And after 48 hours of swanky partying and events the last two days and nights (which several lucky BlackBook readers got to attend), we can now reveal images of what we must say, [...]

August 23, 2014 0
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